Buddy system for exchange students

As a new exchange student you are automatically signed up to a buddy group. Your faculty will make sure you are connected with your buddy. 

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Most events and activities during semester start will be organized by the buddy leader at your faculty. Together with your buddy group you will make friends, get the opportunity to take part in several enjoyable events and get to know your faculty and the campus.

You will receive more information from your faculty about the activities during semester start.


For questions about the buddy programme, contact the buddy leader at your faculty

  • Students at the Faculty of Humanities:
    Contact buddy leaders Jonas Veland
  • Students at the Faculty of Social Sciences
    Contact buddy leader Hanna Sunde Bakka
  • Students at The Faculty of Medicine:
    Contact buddy leader Kaisa Filtvedt
  • Students at the Faculty of Educational Sciences:
    Contact buddy leaders Nora Hildrum and Frida Rasmussen
  • Students at the Faculty of Theology
    Contact buddy leader Ask Seiff Berge
  • Students at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences
    Contact buddy leader Marcus Nitschke

For other inquiries about the buddy system, contact the buddy leader coordinator Philip Havig

Full degree students

Full degree master's students are not automatically assigned a buddy group, and should contact their programme for information about semester start.

Events at semester start

All new international students are welcome to attend the events during the start of studies for international students

Published Apr. 8, 2016 2:59 PM - Last modified Nov. 20, 2019 11:03 AM